Thanksgiving thoughts:
Polly Reeb

by Patricia Muhammad

Thanksgiving is a national holiday set aside for family and friends to gather together to offer thanks and share blessings received throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinner is a traditional expression of gratitude and is symbolic of abundance. Recently, at a community dinner at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran Church, participants shared with The Lansing Journal their personal thoughts, ideas, and family memories related to Thanksgiving. We published a few in our November print issue, and now we’re publishing all of them online as a “Thanksgiving thoughts” series.

Polly Reeb (Lansing, Illinois)

Thanksgiving thoughts
Polly Reeb
“My thoughts of Thanksgiving are about bringing family together. I have a son and daughter-in-law in Texas, and I have nine grandchildren. There are some grandchildren in Indiana. About 15 or 20 of us are going to come together for Thanksgiving and spend a week together. So I’m really looking forward to that. Grandkids, my kids—I’m so grateful. It’s so exciting when I see the kids. It’s like I’m a kid again!”

Upcoming Thanksgiving thoughts:

  • Barbara Lessner
  • Chris Baldwin and Carol Cramer
  • Claudia Sandoval
  • Jim Hoover
  • Oscar Canales
  • Randy Widstrand